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5.0 out of 5 stars Book, 19 April 2014
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Fast delivery, excellent condition, well packaged. I bought this for my dad for Father's Day he will love it.... Thankyou :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The first cracks appear! The Coral Sea Campaign of 1942., 2 July 2013
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This first real naval battle of the Pacific war,I'll ignore the massacre of the British capital ships "Repulse" and "Prince of Wales" off the coast of Malaya in December 1941,surely the greatest single example of political and military arrogance,ignorance,and plain stupidity on the part of the then British leadership, ever seen,and will focus on the significance of the Coral Sea confrontation,instead. Although the outcome of the battle was not conclusive,that was to come a couple of years later,the losses sustained by the Japanese were sufficient to put paid to their intentions to get into Australia,halted their runaway string of island conquests,and ensured that for the rest of the war,Japanese carrier aviation,never again enjoyed the benefits of being fully equipped with the worlds most modern aircraft,or with ships manned by the best and most highly trained personnel.The escalation of American offensive operational capabilities,and the outpourings of an industrial economy geared up to produce excellent equipment, sufficient to equip their own forces,and most of the world as well,simply overwhelmed the Japanese,and they went from the offensive to the defensive within a few months in 1942,as a result of the Coral Sea action,and then the potentially war winning Battle of Midway,won by Admiral Raymond L Spruance. Seen as the beginning of the foundation for an inevitable victory,this Coral Sea volume is important to the serious student wanting to understand how events started to dovetail together to bring about the final, desired outcome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coral Sea 1942, 24 Aug 2011
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A concise,to the point telling of the story of this battle so overshadowed by Midway,a vicious first clash of the US and IJN carriers,what should have been a victory for the Japanese finalized by the occupation of Port Moresby became a stinging defeat and a defeat that set a template for the future,a aggressive,single minded American command system against a indecisive,force splitting Japanese system.The risks the USN took in fighting this battle,Admiral Yamamotos reaction to the actions of the IJN fleet commander after the battle are all described in this book.Japan lost a light carrier,the USN the fleet carrier Lexington this has led some historians to describe Coral Sea as a tactical victory for Japan a strategic victory for the US,the same nonsense used by some to label Jutland,the moment the keel of the Lexington was laid she like her crew became expendable,same for the Shoho and Beatys battlecruisers.Had the IJN used its remaining airpower to go after and sink the Yorktown they would have had a stunning victory,had they pushed through their troop transports to Port Morseby they would have gained a pyrrhic victory.On the day both fleets pulled away exhausted,the Japanese withdrew their troop transports,failing to do what they had set out to do, and so lost the battle.Coral Sea may not have been a Tsushima or a Trafalger but Admiral Fletcher,later in the war to be sidelined for a supposed lack of aggression had began the long march to Tokyo Bay.A well written book about a battle that deserves to be better known.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coral Sea 1942, 13 Feb 2011
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A potted history of the Coral Sea campaign. All the salient points in one handy volume.
A must for those interested in the Pacific War.
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